“Now That’s What I Call Broadway” Album is…Predictable.

“Now That’s What I Call Broadway” Album is…Predictable.

“Now That’s What I Call Music” is releasing its first Broadway album, and it’s pretty much what you would expect. A compilation of some of the most overplayed Broadway tunes, plus three that aren’t even originally from a musical. Jeff Moskow, head of the franchise said in a statement: “In curating this album, we set out to find 18 songs that represent and celebrate the rich history of Broadway from the last 40 years.” I suspect that effort took all of 15 minutes – though any album with Jessie Mueller on it has to get my vote. See the track list below, and let us know what you would have chosen.

  1. “Seasons of Love” from Rent featuring the original Broadway cast
  2. “Defying Gravity” from Wicked featuring Kristen Chenoweth & Idina Menzel
  3. “All That Jazz” from Chicago featuring Chita Rivera and the original Broadway cast
  4. “On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita featuring Bob Gunton, Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin
  5. “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera featuring Michael Crawford
  6. “Memory” from Cats featuring Betty Buckley
  7. “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Misérables featuring Randy Graff
  8. “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls featuring Jennifer Holliday
  9. “Ease On Down the Road” from The Wiz featuring Stephanie Mills and the original Broadway cast
  10. “Sherry” from Jersey Boys featuring Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young
  11. “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” from Hairspray featuring Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Harvey Fierstein, Linda Hart, Jackie Hoffman, Marissa Jaret Winokur and the original Broadway cast
  12. “Mamma Mia” from Mamma Mia! featuring Siobhan McCarthy, Nicolas Colicos, Paul Clarkson, Hilton McRae and the original London cast
  13. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical featuring Jessie Mueller
  14. “Tomorrow” from Annie featuring Andrea McArdle
  15. “When I Grow Up” from Matilda featuring Lauren Ward, Bailey Ryon and the original Broadway cast
  16. “Circle of Life” from The Lion King featuring Tsidii Le Loka and the original Broadway cast
  17. “Finale: Children will Listen” from Into the Woods featuring Bernadette Peters
  18. “One” from A Chorus Line featuring the original Broadway cast
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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals – the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company – with Abigail Trabue.

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